Police: Man wounded in hand by gunfire next door

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PHOENIX -- Phoenix police say a man was wounded in the hand when he was hit by at least one bullet fired from a neighboring house.

It happened in a North Phoenix neighborhood near Cave Creek Road and Greenway Parkway.

Sgt. Tommy Thompson says a suspect involved in a domestic violence situation in the house across the street fired several shots with a .45 caliber handgun in his bedroom Friday morning.

According to Thompson, the bullets went through the wall and entered the neighboring home where the man was hit and wounded.

"There was a 39-year-old man as I understand was walking down the hall with a cup of coffee when he was struck in the wrist," said Sgt. Thompson.

Thompson says the man's hand wound is not life-threatening.

The victim's brother confronted the alleged gunman, 22-year-old Chase Somogyi.

"That man went to the house where the shooting had occurred actually removed the gun from the house and secured it until we could get there," said Sgt. Thompson.

In a neighborhood where children play outside the incident was very upsetting for residents.

"A firearm in a hand of a guy that doesn't know who to use it or can't control his temper is dangerous," said neighbor John Delaughter.

Somogyi was booked into Maricopa County Jail and charged with assault, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping and endangerment.

Police said the woman had tried to leave the house but Somogyi forced her back inside and went into the bedroom saying he was going to kill himself.